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13th COP of Convention Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals

Published on February 17, 2020
Current context: Prime Minister Narendra Modi through Video Conferencing, inaugurated the 13th Conference of Parties (COP) of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) of Wild Animals at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar on 17th Feb 2020.
13th COP of Convention Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals 
  • The CMS COP 13 will be held from 15 to 22 February 2020 with the theme "Migratory species connect the planet and we welcome them home."
  • The CMS COP 13 logo is inspired by ‘Kolam’, a traditional artform from southern India.
  • The logo used the Kolam art form to depict key migratory species in India like Amur falcon, humpback whale and marine turtles.
  • The mascot for CMS COP13 is “Gibi - The Great Indian Bustard”.
  • The Gibi is a critically endangered species, which has been accorded the highest protection status under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.
  • India has also signed a non-legally binding MOU with CMS on the conservation and management of:
    1. Siberian Cranes (1998)
    2. Marine Turtles (2007)
    3. Dugongs (2008)
    4. Raptors (2016)
  • As the host, India will be designated the President for the next three years.
  • India is signatory to the Convention on Conservation of Migratory wild Animals since 1983.
  • The COP CMS is an environmental treaty under the aegis of the United Nations Environment Programme.

Question: 

Q.1 The mascot for the 13th Conference of Parties (COP) of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) of Wild Animals is?
a. Tiko
b. Misshi
c. Shiro
d. Gibi
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